Jacques Cadena is proud of his small, family estate in the superb Languedoc Cru of Faugères. And Le Pioch is his superb, high-altitude vineyard on super rocky soils. The result is this silky, rich red with ripe black fruit and floral freshness.
Faugères is one of the top Crus of the Languedoc, adored for its warming, rich, ripe reds. Our buyer Mark Hoddy lives in the area, so is close at hand to make some exciting discoveries from small family domaines. Château Roc du Cayla is one, perched high near the town of Roquessels, with its impressive hilltop castle. The domaine's top vineyard is Le Pioch, meaning 'the pick' and refers to the tool needed to get through the hard stony soils. Surrounded by oak trees, Le Pioch has a warm Mediterranean climate, essential to fully ripen the Mourvèdre grapes, the peppery flavour of which flatters the ripe blackberry notes of Syrah and the raspberry hints of Grenache. Floral with silky, ripe black fruit, this is great with grilled meats.
"A well rounded southern French red with great freshness and silky tannins"
Mark Hoddy Buyer for Southern France
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